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multi band/ out of band/ multi factor TPM TOTP codes for boot verification / increased boot verity/ assurance - puri.sm leading Free Libre Open Source Software, Hardware and Security vision



On Thu, Oct 04, 2018 at 02:34:58PM +1000, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> Multi factor boot authentication, making use of the TPM chip (to
> whatever extent you might consider that worthwhile or otherwise),
> generation of a QR code and a mobile phone app for external (to your
> laptop/ computer) "verification" of bootup hash values, doing so all
> in free libre and open source software (of course), is now in sight:
> 
> https://puri.sm/posts/category/firmware/
> 
> (7 year old lappy here, saving for a puri.sm)
> 
> 
> Ideally, we'd actually have our own seL4 or other small sized kernel
> inside the Intel ME, so we could make full use of it; beginnings:
> 
> https://puri.sm/posts/reverse-engineering-the-intel-management-engine-romp-module/
> 
> https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/6b2xgu/reverseengineering_the_intel_management_engine/
> 
> 
> Next, we need a libre hardware/ auditable "free/libre" hardware/ chip
> for ethernet and/ or wireless, as that'd be my first port of call if
> I were with intent and dollar$ to undermine "generally available
> hardware" in such a way that my rogue infiltration packet opened a
> hardware backdoor (on generally available hardware).


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